A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Actually, not really. More like this weekend, just downtown at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, it’s Fan Expo (August 22nd to 25th). North America’s third largest sci-fi et. al. event will be getting everybody out of their mother’s basements to experience all things fabulously fandom. If you have been starving yourself for the last month to fit into your Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman outfit, you may not want to read any further. For the rest of us though, get excited for this year’s latest addition to the Fan Expo experience: a specialty themed menu! Described as “Food Fit for a Fanboy (or Fangirl!),” the dishes will be provided by the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s Hank Daddy’s BBQ and Cashew & Clive.
Admittedly, four of the five themed dishes are Star Wars based but, really, you might as well work with the biggest and the best. The other dish to try is drawn from The Walking Dead, AKA brains. Here are the reasons we can’t wait to try these nerdtastic yummy treats at Fan Expo this weekend.
Preparing to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse: We all know it’s coming, it’s best just to accept it and get ready. To develop your palate in grey matter, why not start with the Cinna-Brain. Themed from The Walking Dead, it’s a cinnabun with raspberry sauce that actually looks a little (lotta) bit like brains.
Daddy Issues: If you, like Luke, have not gotten over certain paternal afflictions, take out your anger on the Darth Vader Bun, a classic cinnamon bun covered in Dark Darth crumbs (for non-nerds, that means Oreos, yo).
Old Star Wars Movies vs. New Star Wars Movies: While really, it’s not a question as to which batch of Star Wars movies was better (though the last 2 minutes of Revenge of the Sith where Hayden Christensen screams “NOOOO!” is probably the best comedy and effective laxative I have ever encountered), your tastebuds can revisit the debate with The Imperial Burger (inspired by new movies’ Darth Maul, with a bright red bun, hot peppers, and Hank Daddy’s four pepper hot mustard sauce) and The Rebel Burger (inspired by old movies’ Yoda, including a green bun and toppings like green apple slices, cheddar cheese curds, and Hank Daddy’s award-winning honey mustard sauce). Oh yeah, and there’s a Princess Leia Bun based on her iconic hairstyle. A+